Flying Pig Moment? - AP Discovers that Muslim Brotherhood Offshoot, Hamas, is not Comprised of Liberal Democrats
Gaza’s Islamist rulers hounding secular community
By DIAA HADID, Associated Press Diaa Hadid, Associated Press – Fri Feb 25, 3:31 am ET
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – After nearly four years of Hamas rule, the Gaza Strip’s small secular community is in tatters, decimated by the militant group’s campaign to impose its strict version of Islam in the coastal territory.
Hamas has bullied men and women to dress modestly, tried to keep the sexes from mingling in public and sparked a flight of secular university students and educated professionals. Most recently, it has confiscated novels it deems offensive to Islam from a bookshop and banned Gaza’s handful of male hairdressers from styling women’s hair.
The Hamas push toward religious fundamentalism is especially striking at a time of great change in the Middle East. With the Iranian-backed group firmly entrenched in power, Gaza seems unlikely to experience the type of pro-democracy unrest that has swept through much of the region.
What next? An article about how the Muslim Brotherhood and its spiritual leader, Yussef al-Qaradawi might actually mean what they say?